I debated not including these 4 bicycles in the series, but then decided it was necessary since the title is “All My Bikes.” I owned each one of these at different points in my life—but there was no real love involved.
Schwinn Sting Ray: I bought this bike randomly at a tagsale, I thought I was going to restore it. It sat in my mom’s basement for a few years when I went off to college. I think it was scrapped at some point.
Haro X24: This Haro Cruiser was an impulse Craigslist buy. I thought a cruiser was going to be a fast and fun way to get around Boston. That may be the case but this tank of a bike was unbelievably heavy and sluggish. I ended up transferring most of the parts over to my Standard 125R Cruiser. The frame went back on Craigslist.
Haro Backtrail: I had the Backtrail during high school for a short time. Now that I think about it, I think I traded my MJ12 for it—ughh what a mistake!
Specialized Rockhopper: Yet another impulse Craigslist purchase. One of the years I was in Boston it was snowing a lot and it was making my relatively long commute slightly difficult. I decided a cheap older mountain bike would be a great bad-weather beater. Meh, not so much. I just put some grippier tires on the Bruiser and called it a day.
All My Bikes 27: Soul Genesis
All My Bikes 26: All City Dropout
All My Bikes 25: Volume Cutter
All My Bikes 24: Milwaukee Bruiser Production
All My Bikes 23: Area 51
All My Bikes 22: WeThePeople Trust
All My Bikes 21: Milwaukee Bruiser Prototype
All My Bikes 20: Chubby Waters
All My Bikes 19: Soma Rush
All My Bikes 18: Standard 125R
All My Bikes 17: Mercier Kilo TT
All My Bikes 16: Dawes
All My Bikes 15: Panasonic
All My Bikes 14: DK General Lee
All My Bikes 13: S&M Holmes
All My Bikes 12: Huffy TL-88
All My Bikes 11: Huffy MJ-12
All My Bikes 10: Specialized Fatboy
All My Bikes 9: Haro Group 1
All My Bikes 8: Balance AL550
All My Bikes 7: Lotus Cobra
All My Bikes 6: Schwinn Predator
All My Bikes 5: GT Interceptor
All My Bikes 4: Robinson SST
All My Bikes 3: Diamondback Viper
All My Bikes 2: General Hustler
All My Bikes 1: Huffy